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ERIC Number: ED142304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Perceptual and Cognitive Development in Low SES Minority Urban Children: Preschool and Program Impacts.
Ross-Sheriff, Fariyal; And Others
This study of cognitive and perceptual development compared low SES minority urban children participating in special programs with middle SES minority urban children and with the national norms on cognitive and perceptual measures. Subjects were 169 4- and 5-year-old minority urban children attending preschools in a large city. Eighteen middle class children were also included in the study. Four different preschool programs were attended by the Title I children: DISTAR, Modified Responsive Environment Curriculum (REC), Modified DISTAR and an Eclectic program. The CIRCUS tests were used to measure perceptual and cognitive performance. Results are discussed in terms of sex comparisons, program comparisons, and social class and national norm comparisons. Findings indicate that no specific type of preschool program is distinctly better than another on all the cognitive and perceptual measures. A number of implications of the study are discussed. (MS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Circus Assessment Battery; Distar; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Responsive Environment Model
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (New Orleans, Louisiana, March 17-20, 1977); Tables 1, 2, 4, and 5 may be marginally legible due to small print of the original